JockBio Vital Stats
  • Team USA • Decathlon  
  • Height: 6' 1"
• Weight: 185 • Born: 1/21/88
  • Ashton was the 2099 NCAA Indoor heptathlon champion.
  • Ashton was named NCAA Field Athlete of the Year for 2009.
  • The same day Ashton won the 2012 World Indoor heptathlon, his fiancée Brianne Theisen won the NCAA Indoor pentathlon title.
  • Ashton set his world decathlon record at the 2012 Olympic Trials one hundred years to the day after the first Olympic decathlon was contested.
  • Ashton and Trey Hardee’s 1-2 finish in the 2012 Olympics marked the first time two Americans had taken gold and silver since Milt Campbell and Rafer Johnson at the 1956 Summer Games.
  • Ashton’s older half-sister, Verice, won a silver star for valor in 2011. She is a Marine gunnery sergeant who served in Afghanistan.
  • Ashton’s grandfather, Jim Eaton, was a varsity starter for the Michigan State football team in 1960. He wore #24 and played running back.


 

 


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